Helping Triangle Families Make Informed Senior Care Decisions
To help clients and their families make informed decisions about care services, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. We understand that every care situation in unique, however, and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your specific needs. Reach out to us any time, and let us know how we can help create an ideal care solution to help a senior you love continue to enjoy an independent and rewarding life.
Our trusted companion and home care services are available to residents of Wake County. Visit our Communities Served page for additional information.
If you have noticed that your loved one is having difficulty walking or driving, keeping up with household chores and management, has become less active and social, or has challenges with personal care needs, home care or companionship services can help. Our team of professionals helps seniors maintain an active and engaged lifestyle and important community connections. Read through our checklist that explores other signs that indicate help at home is needed and contact us to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation to learn more.
We offer both companion care services and caregiving services, which can be arranged independently of each other, or can be used to complement one another. For both services, we pride ourselves on having a highly-trained and knowledgeable care staff who can help with a variety of needs: companionship, homemaking; personal care; medication reminders; transportation and accompaniment; errands; light housekeeping and more. Visit our Services page to learn more about the many ways we are helping seniors live with independence.
We typically schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with a registered nurse within 48 hours of your call. During the consultation, we get to know the needs of our clients in order to develop a plan of care and make an ideal care provider match. After the consultation, services can begin immediately. For urgent needs, we can meet a same-day request.
Costs for services vary depending on the needs of each client. Exact service costs are explained during the complimentary in-home consultation.
The minimum depends on the services needed. During the complimentary in-home assessment, our RN will provide additional details after learning more about your unique situation.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and personal checks. Our preferred payment options are ACH automatic withdrawal or credit card.
As a provider of non-medical home care, our services are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or health insurance policies. Long-term care insurance is accepted and some policies cover the cost of home care services.
Yes, we are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as home care agency #HC5068. Licensure provides clients and families with peace of mind, knowing they are partnering with a home care agency that meets the high standards set by the state. To ensure these high standards are met and exceeded, we have a registered nurse on staff, our employees are fully vetted and trained, and client records are safeguarded for privacy.
Yes, all members of our care team are insured and bonded.
Providing the highest-quality care is our top priority, and to achieve this, each member of our team must meet our strict requirements for employment, including criminal and DMV background checks, reference checks, employment history, drug testing, work eligibility, skills assessment, and more . In addition, we seek to hire compassionate, upbeat individuals who have a heart for serving and enjoy creating meaningful connections. Care team members who provide transportation for clients must also have a clean driving record, up-to-date insurance, and a smoke-free vehicle.
After meeting our stringent hiring criteria, each member of our care team attends a mandatory orientation and receives ongoing training through In the Know, a training program specially designed for care providers, as well as continuing education from other industry resources. We are proud to provide comprehensive training that exceeds the minimum state requirements. With ongoing training and education, each member of our care team is thoroughly prepared to meet a variety of client care needs. Additionally, we invest in our care providers with higher pay, benefits, wellness programs and comprehensive team support.
Delivering life-enhancing care services takes a team of professionals with a shared commitment to high quality care and top-level customer service. Each client works with a designated care coordinator who helps ensure concise communication about care needs and introduces new clients to their care providers; specially matched care providers who have the skills needed to deliver exceptional care; and a registered nurse who supervises care plans, ensuring clients are achieving their health and wellness goals. This comprehensive team approach to care is what makes Golden Harmony one of the top home care providers in the Triangle.
Home care services help clients achieve health and wellness goals while promoting independence and continued engagement in the local community through social opportunities and meaningful interactions. Home care has been shown to improve overall quality of life, decrease hospitalizations and ER visits, combat depression and feelings of isolation, and reduce the risk of falls, while noting changes in condition that might impact the health and wellbeing of a senior. With a highly-trained care team that is committed to empowering clients and easing the challenges of family caregiving, Golden Harmony provides comprehensive care designed to make the most of each life stage.
Any older adult in the Triangle area who wants to live a life centered around enriching experiences, continued independence and enhanced safety can benefit from home care services. Whether you or a loved one needs transportation assistance, companionship, help around the house or with personal care needs, we can design a plan of care that perfectly meets your needs.
We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days each week. Our staff is always available to assist with any emergency situations.
Our professional care services are designed to provide life-affirming support wherever a client calls home. With approximately 20% of our clients living in senior communities, we complement the services in the nursing home or assisted living facility to provide focus and support, ensuring our clients are living healthy, well-balanced and active lives.
We recognize that occasionally, care providers get sick or they need time off for a vacation or personal reasons. With a team of experienced schedulers who handle small caseloads, we are prepared to quickly provide an equally qualified substitute care provider if your primary care provider is unavailable.
Companion Care Frequently Asked Questions
In addition to providing quick, convenient door-to-door transportation to medical appointments, our companion care team members are trained to help be a second set of ears during the visit with your physician, taking notes and helping ensure clients understand any new information related to care.
Let one of our companion team members provide transportation and assistance for errands such as dry-cleaning pickup, groceries, prescription pickup, carry-out meals, grooming appointments for your pets, and more. We’ll even run the errands for you, if you prefer! With Golden Harmony, older adults can continue to remain independent with the help of our companion care services.
Whether you need transportation, accompaniment, or even tickets to a local event, our companion care team can help make sure you don’t miss out on any of the activities you most enjoy. We can help you purchase tickets to concerts, plays, sporting events, exhibits and more, provide transportation, and even attend the event with you.
We know that home maintenance issues can become more complicated for seniors. From concerns about climbing on a ladder when a lightbulb needs changing or finding the right company for window washing to hiring contractors for plumbing, electrical, or general maintenance, our companion care team members have experience working with contractors and local service providers, and we can serve as a knowledgeable advocate to ensure you are getting the services you need to continue to live in the comfort of home.
Monthly bills and paperwork can quickly overwhelm seniors. Our bonded and insured care companions can help you read and organize your bills, fill out your checks and mail them for timely payment. We can even help set up automatic or electronic payments.
Spending time engaged in hobbies and interests is one of the many perks older adults can enjoy. Our care companions can help by picking up books, movies, magazines or newspapers from the local library or bookstore, or we can provide transportation to help ensure you are able to continue to stay informed and active in the local community.
Our patient care companions are eager to help clients make the most of devices that can help seniors stay in touch with grandchildren who live across the county or to friends who live across town. From computer, tablet and smart phone setup to understanding how to use a new TV or DVD player, we provide personalized training specifically aimed to help older adults harness the benefits of technology.
Our knowledgeable care companions help clients by recommending senior-friendly products and services that help with mobility, sleeping, hearing, and sight to promote independence and enhance safety.